Essay The Plague Of The Bubonic Plague

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The Bubonic Plague

The Bubonic Plague, or otherwise called the Black Death, was the most devastating pandemic seen in human history. It had spread throughout Europe and Asia in the fourteenth century, killing millions of people. Regardless of the high death toll and some future consequences, this pandemic influenced people of the fourteenth century economically, politically and socially in a positive way and laid the foundation of modern medicine.

Before the Bubonic Plague, the overpopulation of people and severe weather caused famine and malnutrition. As a result, the immunity of the human organisms had decreased, leaving people vulnerable to disease. The economy has also been in a non-changing state. A large gap between the peasants and the nobility was obvious and no hope for changes was seen. Feudalism, being the prevalent custom in the medieval Europe, has increased the discrepancy between the wealthy and the poor even more. Since there were many workers and very few landlords, the workers got paid very little which the landlords took advantage of. After the Bubonic Plague came the end to feudalism. No longer will the nobility take advantage of peasants. No longer will the peasants have to work hard, while being heavily taxed. No longer will they have to give away the food that they harvested, for the protection given to peasants by their landlord. The Bubonic Plague has led to an end of the feudal system and the mistreatment of the poor.

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